Preseason Approval Ratings: Pitchers

Continuing my post series on the preseason Cardinals' approval ratings. Today I'm going to move on to the pitching staff. Adam Wainwright did not make an appearance on the list due to his injury, but I'm fairly certain that he would have been the highest rated pitcher on the staff. Call me crazy. Instead, that […] Read More

Game 5: Cardinals 3, Pirates 2

Is that the hallelujah chorus I hear? No? Well it should be! The Cardinals eked one out tonight with a hit by Albert Pujols that just barely squeaked past the infielders. Plus, it wouldn't be the ninth inning without Ryan Franklin letting someone on base. My thoughts on the game:Kyle McClellan did everything we could have asked […] Read More

Game 4: Pirates 4, Cardinals 3

Kyle Lohse turned in five solid innings before his first walk of 2011 came back to bite him in a 4 run sixth inning. All in all, probably one of the better fundamental games of the season. Considering the lack of fundamentals, I've decided that was worth noting. However, here are my three thoughts.In the […] Read More

Game 3: Cardinals 2, Padres 0

Finally! The Cardinals break through for the win on the back of Jaime Garcia. Garcia, who had looked shaky during Spring Training, put some worries to rest with his dominant pitching performance. He used just 102 pitches to work through the 9 innings, showing some improvement over a problem he faced often in his rookie […] Read More

Albert Pujols doesn’t owe Bobby Bonilla?

Consider it news to the entire Cardinals' fan base or a non-issue to some. In B.J. Rains' article this morning about Albert Pujols' 10 year anniversary of making that opening day roster in 2001, Cardinals' manager Tony LaRussa is quoted saying that the story that Bobby Bonilla's injury gave Pujols his opportunity to make the […] Read More

Game 2: Padres 11, Cardinals 3

If you thought Thursday's game was bad, Saturday's was worse. Ugly is about the only word I have to describe what happened.Thanks to Allen Craig, who picked up where Holliday left off, the Cardinals scored a pair of runs on his two-out double in the bottom of the first. But Padres worked Jake Westbrook hard all […] Read More

Preseason Approval Ratings: Position Players

Many readers are familiar with the Approval Ratings that Daniel at C70 at the Bat does over the course of the Spring. With his permission, I'm taking them to the next level (cue cool voice voicer). I'm a little late, but real life has kept me away from writing much for the blog the last […] Read More

Matt Holliday Undergoes Appendectomy

After a challenging offseason and Spring Training that saw our best pitch require Tommy John all Cards fans were waiting for the season to start and hope it would turn our luck around. Opening Day didn't go as well as we had hoped but the bright spots were Chris Carpenter, Colby Rasmus and Matt Holliday. […] Read More